Only two months ago, Raging
Daoust raced with a $10,000 claiming tag. On Saturday, he’ll appear on the
national stage when he takes on graded stakes winners in the $300,000 Gallant
Bob Stakes for 3-year-olds at Parx Racing.
came up pretty salty, but I have confidence in my horse,” said Charles “Buddy”
Carlesimo, Jr., who put the halter on Raging Daoust and brought him back to his
barn after that win at Monmouth on June 23. “Since I claimed him, he has done
nothing wrong and everything right.”
gelded son of Kafwain out of the Caveat mare Champagne Forever has raced three
times, all at six furlongs on the dirt, all at Monmouth Park
while going through his conditions and he has returned to the winner’s circle
he’d be a good claim, but I didn’t expect it to turn out like this,” said the affable
trainer, who didn’t even have to win a shake to get him.
Gallant Bob, Raging Daoust will have to battle with multiple graded stakes
winners Trinniberg and Currency Swap as those two renew the heated rivalry
they’ve been engaging in this year and last. Grade 1 winner Currency Swap is
trained by Monmouth-based Terri Pomay, but it is another locally-based runner
who may figure prominently in the outcome of the race.
Spelled, winner of the Grade 3 Jersey Shore
Stakes here two starts back on July 14 for trainer Ben Perkins, Jr., is ideally
suited to the distance while Trinniberg and Currency Swap have only won at 6 ½
or 7 furlongs. Moreover, if those two hook up in another of their noted speed
duels, the hot pace could favor a closer like Well Spelled.
Spelled, a son of Grade 2 winner Spellbinder, also has the advantage of a win
over the Parx surface and at the distance in an allowance race this past April.